Giving, Receiving, and Giving Again – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the fullness of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas, All Years  Jeremiah 31:7-14 or Sirach 24:1-2 Psalm 147:12-20 or Wisdom 10:15-21 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:[1-9] 10-18 With the texts for theRead More →

A Light Shining in the Darkness – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Christmas Eve (2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Psalm 96 Isaiah 9:2-7 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Readings for Christmas Day  Psalm 97 or 98Read More →

We are the sheep of God’s pasture. We are the people of God’s Earth. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on  the inclusion of land and water in God’s reign. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Christ the King Sunday (Last Sunday of Pentcost), Year A (2011, 2014, 2017,Read More →

Claiming the Future as Precious Gifts of People and Land. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on acting boldly for restoration and healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Zephaniah  1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12 I Thessalonians 5:1-11Read More →

Called To Be No Less Than Servants of Creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on servant leadership. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 30 – November 5, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Micah 3:5-12 Psalm 43 I Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12 Live a lifeRead More →

To love neighbor involves love for their neighborhood. To love God involves love for God’s creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on loving as God loves. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 23-29, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 Psalm 1 IRead More →

Let all creation praise by not polluting! – Kathryn Schifferdecker reflects on creation’s ability to praise its Creator. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 16-22, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 45:1-7 Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13] 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22 In this week’sRead More →

It Is God’s Will – Dennis Ormseth reflects on joining with the Lord, Servant of Creation, in unending care of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 9-15, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 25:1-9 Psalm 23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 This isRead More →